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toyota. a record $16.4 million penalty for the automaker's alleged failure to quickly tell regulators about gad pedal problems. phil lebeau covers the car industry for us. seems like regulators are sending a message to toyota with this fine they are looking to pursue. >> yeah, this is the way the federal government is saying to toyota, you know what? we're not happy with the way this thing played out over last six months, specifically the handling of the recall notices and the sfiky gad psticky gad p. in fact, documents show they knew about it on september 29th but there wasn't a recall in the united states until january 21st. federal law says you must notify the national highway traffic safety administration within five days of knowledge of a defect. toyota went several months before announcing the defect. remember, february 1st is when they said this is the fix for these sticky gas pd edals. $16.4 million, that's the fine. the largest possible fine that they can put against toyota and that's what it is coming from nhtsa to toyota in the case of this recall issue. >> phil lebeau, tha
, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ i thought i was invincible. i'm on an aspiriregimen now because i never want to feel that helplessness again. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. ta to your doctor, and take care of what you have to take care of. >>> 9:28 on the east coast, 6:28 in the west. the third attack on school children in china in three days. a farmer stormed into a kindergarten class this morning, attacked five students way hammer and set
news for toyota this morning. a top of the line lexus model has now been given a don't buy warning and labeled a safety risk. the 2010 lexus gs 460 suv did not fare well in emergency testing by consumer reports". the car proved susceptible to rollover, they say. this is the first vehicle to receive the don't buy distinction thins the mitsubishi montero in 2001. toyota released a statement this morning expressing concern over the results but adding the 2010 gx 460 meets or exceeds all federal government testing requirements. in this pr world, it's the last thing toyota needs right now as they're fighting all of these recalls. >> no question about that, chuck. coming up, as we know the president is looking at a list of about ten names to replace justice john paul stevens while republicans refuse to rule out a filibuster. coming up, "the daily rundown" interview with lamar alexander. he voted yes for the president's last nominee, sonia sotomayor. is he ready to do so again? >> and we're continuing to bring you live coverage of day two of the nuclear summit here in washington, d.c. com
50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ [ female announcer ] it's red lobster's festival of shrimp... a chance to get everyone together for a night where everyone gets just what they want. combine two or three favorites, from new creations like crab-stuffed shrimp and pecan-crusted shrimp to classics like decadent shrimp scampi. it's everything you want in a night out. starting at just $11.99, during the festival of
, phil, i can't but imagine that toyota's troubles have to factor into this. toyota's loss is ford's gain? >> absolutely. i think there's no doubt that the problems with toyota at least brought people into ford show rooms to look at vehicles. the research has shown for all the american automakers, once you get people into the show room, you've got a good chance of closing the sale. >> phil lebeau, thank you so much. >>> off the coast of louisiana, that massive oil spill may reach land by saturday and crews are working around the clock to stop that. nbc's ron mott is in new orleans this morning. ron, what are they doing to try to stem the tide of this massive oil spill? >> reporter: hey there good morning. you can see the agitated lake pontchartrain behind me. officials off the gulf trying to scoop up all that oil have their work cut out for them today. probably are dealing with six to seven-foot swells down there. they're trying to shut off a valve on the seafloor, 5,000 feet below the surface of the water. they're using remote-controlled submersibles. they can't get the valve shut off, w
? neutrogena® cosmetics recommended most by dermatologists. >>> 9:26 on the east coast. toyota has agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine to the u.s. government. for hiding information about faulty gas pedals. the government says toyota knew about the pedal problems in september but did not issue a recall until january. >>> weather has forced nasa to scrap today's landing of the space shuttle "discovery." nasa says they'll make another go at it tomorrow morning in florida. if that doesn't work, they have enough supplies to sty in orbit till wednesday. >>> and five of the nation's biggest airlines say they will not charge fees for carry-on bags after spirit airlines announced plans to charge $45 for each carry-on bag. so american, delta, united, jetblue, and us airways have all told new york senator chuck schumer they will not institute the new fees on carry-on bags at least not for now. >> please, they're just going to hide the fee anyway. they can't charge for fees but suddenly the price of the ticket goes up. we shall see. president obama flies to california today to raise money for
. >>> coming up. oh, what a feeling. toyota. really. the automaker last month beat expectations. how did they do that? >> what expectations? >> they were very low. classic lesson. lower expectations. >>> and up next , democrats and republicans locked in a battle over who's getting the biggest bounce with numbers. health care numbers. >>> move over, scott brown. there's another scott sneaking into your spotlight. >>> triangulation. 1990s era vintage washingtonspeak. the phrase was coined by dick morris during clinton's re-election campaign. >> it is now an obsession of the president. every time -- he never says the word but he always says, "some say you have to do this" and some say on the right. like yesterday with oil drilling. he loves to use triangulation but he would never admit he uses the word. washington do, not washington speak. >> okay. >> fair enough. >> we'll be right back. i didn't get that. [ bottle two ] can we even clean a leather shoe? what do you mean? what is a shooee? he's cleaning things that we don't even know what they are. [ male announcer ] effortlessly removes mo
. well, coming here on "the daily rundown," toyota hits the brakes on the lexus sub. and arizona makes a landmark decision on illegal immigration. plus, in today's decision "2010" is, a conservative outsider about to spoil bill mccollom's race for governor in florida? but first, otr. let's add yet another acronym to our lexicon, chuck. there's kind of a debate amongst those of us that cover the white house about what otr stands for. >> is it off the record or on the run? whatever it stands for, here's what it is. an unannounced stop that the president makes or sometimes the first lady, not on the official schedule. commonly in this white house, it can be to a burger joint. here's the president on an otr at ray's burger. very smart choice for an otr in arlington, virginia. maybe if i do this plug, it will get me a free burger at some point there. they have this incredible pate burger. this is "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. >> it looks really good. >> it is so bad for you but so good. we know why we're here. to chart a greener path in the air... and in our factories. to find cleaner,
beau in front of the assembly line for us. thank you so much for the update. appreciate it. >> no doubt toyota's down fall a little bit helpful to gm, as well. more than $340,000 spent for three days in hawaii, that's what the republican national committee dished out for it's semiannual retreat in hawaii. according to filings filed late last night. but big spending is not just a republican habit. mark murray, both parties spend a lot of money to, quote unquote, raise a lot of money in this deal. did the hawaii thing stick out, or is this a case of when you go to ha, you spend a lot of money. >> it's the latter. i've been there for my honeymoon. you've been there for your work. the place is not cheap. when you're sending hundreds. >> picking hawaii. >> the dnc picked d.c. during that same time period. but the "washington post" today is reporting have an analysis looking at both the dnc and rnc spend a whole lot of money to wine and dine big-time contributors. as much as two-thirds of their budget go to this type of wine and dining or overhead costs. but we saw president obama go to california j
question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's rollback time at walmart. now even on faded glory, which has been completely re-engineered for quality with soft, organic cotton... better fits... and lockstitch seams. and because everyone deserves clothes guaranteed for quality, we've rolled back the price. faded glory. one of thousands of rollbacks at walmart. save money. live better. walmart. >>> 9:28 on the east coast, 6:28 in the west. 8:28 in des moines, iowa. a former air force intelligence specialist is due in court to face c
early today at his home in memphis. >>> toyota says it is testing all of its suv models in the wake of that "consumer reports" warning on the lexus gx-460 model. the carmaker has suspended sales because of the reported rollover risk but said it has not yet decided on whether to issue a recall. >>> russia is suspending all u.s. adoptions of russian children. the move comes a week after a tennessee woman sent her adopted son back to russia by himself after claiming he was too violent. >>> there are protests in poland ahead of this weekend's state funeral for president lech kaczynski and his wife. hundreds have take on the streets there for a second straight day in opposition to plans to bury the president in cathedral reserved for that country's kings. >>> a strange sighting in the midwest. a giant fireball streaked across the sky last night triggering dozens of calls to local police. it could have been a meteor or space junk. a lot of space news today here, chuck. by the way, you'll love this one, the library of congress wants your tweets. the library says it will archive all public
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